My living room is set up so that there is a darling red velvet couch in the center. Behind the red velvet couch and a bit to the left is a sunroom. This sunroom has been vacant aside from a leopard-print papasan chair since my two roommates and I moved in. Last month, my parents got new furniture and I inherited a peach and white(a bit tie-died, the peach fades to white which then fades to peach) couch. I paid movers about $100(see my earlier post) to move the couch into our sunroom. Now, my roommates feel that it’s “too bright” and doesn’t match the red velvet couch. I could ask, hey what DOES match red velvet?! but that’s for another day. Right now it’s 2 vs 1.
Herein is the predicament: My very forthright-NO BS-roommate has come to me and asked that I find and pay for a slip cover to sheath the brightness of the couch from our mutual living space. I really like the couch(it reminds me of sunshine actually and I feel it not very bright) but I’ve agreed to cover it up. Who should be responsible for buying the slipcover? Should it be me because I own the couch? Or should it be my roommate(s) as they’re the ones who want a change and thus the slipcover? Should the three of us split it? What’s fair? & What’s the price of good roommate relations? ALSO, what color matches red velvet??
–Some Other Fun Facts.
–My roommate who asked me about the slip cover recently bought rollers for the red velvet couch and is all around very generous regarding apartment matters, buying toilet paper et all.
–She says that it was me who wanted the couch and that she had a chaise lounge for the space. However, we had been living in the apartment for 6 months without so much as a word about this piece of furniture or any action by her to move it.
–I had a matching love seat that I wanted to move in but did not as my roommate was worried about it ‘crowding’ the living room.
— Most of the slipcovers I’ve found online are $60.
–Perhaps most importantly, I really enjoy living with these girls(they’re sweet and reliable and totally fun to hang out with) and want to continue to do so harmoniously…